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Strict Rules Rile Indian Scientists

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Science  18 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5384, pp. 1777-1778
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5384.1777a

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NEW DELHI-- Proposed rules to create a government-run system to regulate research using animals have triggered a fierce debate in India. Drafted by a committee chaired by social justice minister Maneka Gandhi, an outspoken animal-rights activist, they are set to go into effect on 8 October. But research groups are trying to block them, arguing that they are extreme and threaten valuable research.